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Chauchat MG Machine Gunner 1916

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by MENTAL DENTAL, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Latest from Jon Smith Modelbau
    1/16
    Oils over Humbrol
    Enjoy!
    Also comes with an alternative helmeted head

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  2. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Excellent figurine, superb in every way.
    Excellent, almost perfect representation of a French soldier of the Great War.
    Compared to the documentation, one can even locate the period, 1917/18.
    Young soldier class 1918/19 called in advance.
    And this soldier is not in the front line, but at rest or training or waiting to go online. No nascent beard, no helmet and no whiskers (this disappears in the French style towards the end of the war)
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  3. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent pics.
    Jon did a bust of the original guy but changed the head to a kepi version for the full figure.

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  4. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Love this painting style(y) - and love the frog:D the poor animal might be in a dangerous place.
    Cheers, Martin
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent version of the bust and top notch sculpting from JSM brought to life by the artwork

    The weapon looks excellent as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap

    Frogs good as well !!!...Ribbit Ribbit
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  6. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great figure, well sculpted, natural pose, fantastic paint job, congratulations. Would be a good idea to supply alternative head wearing Adrian helmet, I always think that is synonymous of a WW1 French soldier, but very well done. (y)

    Rob
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  7. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Bob,

    It does have an alternative head with helmet!!
  8. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    The bust, the 1:16 and the 1:32 figure comes with two heads. And you can buy the frog alone in 1:16 and 1:32. A nice gimmick
  9. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow! That is beautiful , especially the subtlety of the horizon blue. Regards Pete
  10. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    The bust get 2 heads option.
    One with kepi like the full figure
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    And one with the Helmet inspired by these photos
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    review of this bust (waiting for the review of the full figure;))
    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/french-chauchat-mg-gunner-from-jon-smith-modellbau.116286/
    review by Planet Supporter Ulrich:love:(y)
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  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Its amazing how beautifull painted this is.
    The base is also great.

    All in All: Perfect painting and presentation.

    Marc
  12. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    For information, this shooter Chauchat is the 62nd Infantry Regiment, easy it is marked on the collar.:whistle:
    Small peculiarity, he also wears a British medal. The Military Medal.
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    Only the photo of the helmeted soldier shows us this one with this decoration (quite high in the order of the English military decorations -only 115000 for WWI awarded, and rare on French soldiers of base)
    To return to the 62 nd Regiment (active regiment) here are the routes during the Great War:
    The 62nd RI is formed in Lorient.

    At the 22nd ID from August 1914 to November 1918, it is composed of 3 battalions.

    Battalion commander August 1, 1914: Commander Felix de Vial

    barracks Lorient, Groix, Port Louis, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 22nd Infantry Division, 11th Army Corps.

    It is commanded at Lorient by Colonel Costebonnel, killed in action, "died for France" on October 6, 1914 in the Somme4.

    1914
    Maissin (Belgium),
    Lenharrée,
    Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand,
    Thiepval
    The Boisselle,
    Orvilliers

    1915
    September 25-October 6: second battle of Champagne
    Tahure.

    1916
    Battle of Verdun.

    1917
    May 5: The losses of the regiment are 900 in the sector of the chemin des dames5.
    May 23: The regiment is reinforced by 800 men.
    October: It is in the Chemin des Dames sector. During the winter of 1917, he successively occupied the sectors of Malmaison, the Pinon forest and the Aisne. The 62nd is awarded for its bravery at the fire the port of fodder in the colors of the ribbon of the Croix de Guerre.

    1918
    Nesle
    Champlieu,
    Roye,
    Rollot
    Ladies Way
    Navarino
    Butte Souain,
    May 27, 1918: Second battle of the Marne
    Somme-Py.
    "For four days of hard fighting, where he was always ahead, he was noted for his warrior ardor. General Gouraud, 1918. (source Wiki and french blogs)
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  13. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Wonderful painting !
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  14. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Another small addition to complete this post,
    Sorry but it's a copied copy of a French site:
    http://www.lesfrancaisaverdun-1916.fr/uniforme-bleuh.htm

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    - jaune jonquille pour toute infanterie confondue (à partir du 30 octobre 1918, bleu ciel pour l'infanterie coloniale et les tirailleurs ;

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    - rouge écarlate pour l'artillerie et les services de l'artillerie ;

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    - noir pour le génie, la justice militaire, les tribunaux et pénitenciers ;

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    - bleu foncé pour la cavalerie ;

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    - blanc pour la gendarmerie ;

    [IMG] - vert pour les services du train de l'équipement, les services automobile et les services de pharmacie ;

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    - gris fer bleuté pour les services de recrutement, l'administration d'état major et le secrétariat d'état major (jusqu'au 12 octobre 1916);

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    - bleu ciel (sur font kaki) pour les interprètes militaires, l'infanterie coloniale et les tirailleurs (à partir du 30 octobre 1918) ;

    [IMG] - gris pour les sections des commis ouvriers d'administration et l'intendance ;

    [IMG] - rouge garance pour les services de santé, infirmerie et vétérinaire ;

    [IMG] - orange pour l'aéronautique et le ballon dirigeable ;

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    - de la couleur de l'uniforme " bleu horizon " pour les services de chemin de fer en campagne, les services de trésorerie et postes aux armées et la télégraphie militaire (à partir du 10 octobre 1915).


    If you want to change the colors of the piping, (do not forget to change the number on the collar and remove the medal)
    To finish :
    In July 1916, a badge for Chauchat rifles was created. It represents the silhouette of the weapon surmounted by a grenade.
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  15. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    That's all folks !!!!
    Perhaps (y):whistle:
  16. fmargem Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    That's one sweet paint job on an excellent sculpture. Congratulations.
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  17. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Another supplementation. Attached the photo Jon has used for the base and the 3D photot of the base

    Attached Files:

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  18. ometz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice painting but I really like seeing a full figure from Jon Smith. It's been a while and this is a figure with astounding detail and character (as well as a frog!)
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  19. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Another superb piece from Jon. Keep up the good work.
  20. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sorry folks, didn't read the text, just attracted to the delicious artwork, full marks to you. ;)

    Rob

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